January 2015 Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management

Michigan health system considering cutting-edge short-stay hospital

McLaren Health Care Corp. is planning a $30 million to $50 million, 30-bed facility in Independence Township

1/30/2015 3:00:00 PM

Are present hospital security plans enough?

Security has been a top topic of discussion within Greater Boston's healthcare community

1/30/2015 2:00:00 PM

Georgia hospital earns thousands of dollars for saving energy

Midtown Medical Center was presented a rebate check for $27,600 for making energy efficiency improvements

1/30/2015 1:00:00 PM

Scottish hospital recognized for energy efficiency

NHS Ayrshire & Arran awarded for contribution to energy efficiency and renewable technologies

1/30/2015 12:00:00 PM


Parallel cost estimating for a capital program

More and more healthcare owners are turning to a parallel estimating process to improve understanding of exposure and ensure a successful preconstruction phase

1/30/2015 11:00:00 AM

Emory hospitals turn their operating rooms 'green'

Hospitals are reducing and diverting waste with a new recycling program in the operating rooms and other patient care areas

1/30/2015 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare design must change with ACA reforms

Healthcare reform is bringing requirements for greater operational efficiencies and patient outcomes, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

1/30/2015 8:00:00 AM

Hygienically Clean Advisory Board introduces new, stringent testing protocols for healthcare laundries

1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Banyan Water launches Banyan Water Central, second-generation platform

1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Future resource engineering launches to help data centers reduce energy usage, enhance operations, and increase profitability

1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

GTI Predictive Technology, Inc. unveils VibeRMS LT

1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Performant Financial Corporation to acquire Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc.

1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

East Coast providers were ready for massive storm

Hospitals stocked up on medical and surgical supplies, drugs and food

1/29/2015 3:00:00 PM

N.Y. may build a new hospital in Brooklyn

New facility would replace the troubled Brookdale Hospital

1/29/2015 2:00:00 PM

Modular hospital designs to cut Indian construction costs

Modular prefabricated designs can reduce the cost and time taken to build hospitals by 50 percent

1/29/2015 12:30:00 PM

Common healthcare cost cutting mistakes

Not investing in equipment can backfire

1/29/2015 11:00:00 AM

When renovating patient rooms one by one makes sense

Renovating one room at a time comes with deterrents, including a high price tag, but can be preferable, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/29/2015 9:30:00 AM

Clinicians' use of mobile devices increasing

Twenty-eight percent of all U.S. hospitals reported using smartphones in 2014 compared with 26 percent in 2013

1/29/2015 8:00:00 AM

Alerton Ascent Compass Software 1.2 simplifies building automation

1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Schaffner ECOSine Active Filters - 30/50/100Amp is ideal for harmonic mitigation in varied industrial settings

1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

EnviroPure introduces ozone recirculation option for food waste disposal systems

1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Daikin Applied ups the ante with Trailblazer

1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Building Insights by Schneider Electric provides a transparent view of energy efficiency across an entire enterprise of multi-site small buildings

1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Protecting laundry workers from Ebola threat

Healthcare clients should be informed not to send to a laundry any linens that have been used in cases of confirmed or suspected Ebola

1/28/2015 3:00:00 PM

Worcester hospital trains for 'active shooter' situation

Security is top of mind in the area are a fatal shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

1/28/2015 2:00:00 PM

Wisconsin hospital chef launches business to help healthcare kitchens

New enterprise will change menus and recipes, overhaul kitchen systems and train staff

1/28/2015 1:00:00 PM

Program to support healthcare facility resiliency

Federal effort offers guidance on dealing with effects of extreme weather

1/28/2015 12:00:00 PM

Ohio health systems establishes own police force

Holzer Health System recently established a police department for some of its facilities

1/28/2015 11:00:00 AM

Choosing the right disinfecting products

Most facilities clean and disinfect with quaternary ammonium products

1/28/2015 9:00:00 AM

Survey shows acceptance of video doctor visits growing

Sixty-four percent of patients recently surveyed saying they are would consider a video chat with their doctor instead of an in-person visit

1/28/2015 8:00:00 AM

Grundfos highlights efficient, intelligent pumping systems at 2015 AHR Expo

1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

2015 trends predicted for cleaning contractors

1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Intellihot launches new IQ1501 tankless water heater

1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hygienically Clean Advisory Board introduces new stringent testing protocols for healthcare laundries

1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Intermatic forms electrical contractors council for 'voice of customer'

1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Operating room lights burn patients at Oregon hospital

Hospital staff changes diffusers on the halogen lights but leaves out the filters

1/27/2015 3:00:00 PM

Prefab hospital project elements can save money and time

Prefab components were used when building St. Joseph Hospital in Denver

1/27/2015 2:00:00 PM

Report released on overcrowding at NewYork hospital ER

Officials release a report detailing overcrowding problems at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

1/27/2015 12:00:00 PM


Flexibility in healthcare design

Design teams must evaluate all potential possibilities and provide the most flexible structural and mechanical space for future decision

1/27/2015 11:00:00 AM

Walmart is getting retail healthcare right

They have a better understanding than traditional healthcare providers of what patients really want, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/27/2015 9:30:00 AM

Emergency illumination in mechanical room Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about emergency illumination in mechanical rooms

1/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

Trane showcases commercial building solutions at AHR Expo that advance energy efficiency, management and conservation

1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

LG unveils new and renewed air conditioning solutions

1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cross-Flow cooling tower line expands EVAPCO’s product offerings

1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ingersoll Rand introduces the EcoWise Portfolio of products as step to achieve its global climate commitment

1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

JLG upgrades scissor lift models to reduce weight, improve usability and durability

1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

After Boston Hospital shooting, area facilities revisit security

After a cardiovascular surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital was fatally shot, facilities are focusing on safety procedures

1/26/2015 3:00:00 PM

How much of a threat is gun violence in hospitals?

Three recent shootings in healthcare settings make national headlines

1/26/2015 2:00:00 PM


Flu and winter germ prevention tips for healthcare facilities

The best way to fight back is with a facility-wide approach using products grounded in science

1/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

Police work with Ohio hospitals' security forces

Canton-area police, area hospital security forces meet to share expectations of one another's role

1/26/2015 11:00:00 AM

CDC: Keep patients out of waiting room for early flu treatment

CDC urges providers to use phone triage first to facilitate treatment

1/26/2015 10:00:00 AM

Designers adjusting to move away from traditional healthcare workplaces

Providers have started to move away from assigned offices and segregated departments, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/26/2015 8:00:00 AM

Zurn delivers unmatched paired performance with new toilet and carrier system

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

New large walk-behind automatic scrubber

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

University of Missouri Health Care: Infusion of technology, design in the ambulatory setting

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Atlas Copco showcases Tier 4 Final QAS 25 generator at POWER-GEN International

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lunera Lighting's Helen Lamp earns ENERGY STAR certification

1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Healthier healthcare interiors trends

Innovative organizations are using an intentional approach to avoid products, services and materials that can have negative impacts

1/23/2015 3:00:00 PM

Dealing with healthcare construction cost and schedule challenges

Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility's shorter construction schedule forced designers and contractors to re-evaluate plans

1/23/2015 2:00:00 PM

Whitepaper explores firewall breaches

Paper details how to investigate, resolve firewall breaches

1/23/2015 1:00:00 PM

Burst pipe damages Virginia hospital

Hospital maintenance staff works to clean up the water damage in the Halifax Regional Hospital cafeteria

1/23/2015 12:00:00 PM

Functional program an opportunity for innovation

The translation of the document can either positively or negatively affect all who experience healthcare spaces, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/23/2015 10:00:00 AM

Idaho behind on inspecting health facilities

There is a backlog of 275 overdue surveys and 135 open complaints awaiting investigation

1/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

Schneider Electric and Autodesk collaborate to enhance current practices for building life cycle management

1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Motion Industries announces the release of Tom's Toolbox Miller Air Core Harness video

1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

T&S Brass announces new sensor faucet brochure

1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Victaulic releases compact and precise hydronic balancing valve from IMI Hydronic Engineering

1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Advance SC6500 Rider Scrubber provides improved productivity and performance

1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Security re-examined after doctor killed inside Boston hospital

A man shot and fatally wounded a doctor inside a Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston before killing himself

1/22/2015 3:00:00 PM

Despite expansion, Canadian hospital's congestion 'highest ever'

Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia opened its massive new emergency department in October 2013

1/22/2015 2:00:00 PM

Future of the healthcare supply chain

Data is the key to unlocking the supply chain challenges facing the industry

1/22/2015 1:00:00 PM

Alberta hospital infrastructure called years behind because of neglect

New Democratic Party says patients and healthcare workers is at risk because the government has neglected hospital infrastructure for years

1/22/2015 12:00:00 PM

Making the financial case for 'cool stuff' in healthcare design

It is incumbent upon designers to also convey the potential cost implications and benefits of design solutions, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/22/2015 11:00:00 AM

Sprinklers in air handlers Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about sprinklers in air handlers

1/22/2015 10:00:00 AM

VA police cite nationwide security lapses after shooting

Force is renewing calls for more staff, better training and increased resources

1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM

Columbia Lighting's LXEP drives parking garage efficiency

1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Easily achieve spec-grade accent lighting

1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks and mobile app to be showcased in Feb 2015 in Munich, Germany

1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Advance SC6500 rider scrubber provides improved productivity and performance

1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cut & compose: the education carpet that gives back

1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cleveland hospital to convert to ambulatory care center

Lakewood Hospital conversion will cost more than $120 million

1/21/2015 3:00:00 PM

Case Study: Using Wi-Fi to keep up with changing patient needs

Through access to the Wi-Fi network, patients are able to gain an insight into their own treatment

1/21/2015 2:00:00 PM

Disinfecting robots could be worth the investment, report says

Disinfection robots are at the top of the ECRI Institute's 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List

1/21/2015 1:00:00 PM

Boston hospitals reduce energy use, emissions

Facilities decrease their energy use by 4 percent and emissions by 2.9 percent from 2011 to 2013

1/21/2015 12:00:00 PM

Staff contributes to design of Saskatchewan health facility

A team of 25 staffers works on design options for the new Cypress Health Region integrated health facility in Leader

1/21/2015 11:00:00 AM

Lighting choices can improve patient experience and bottom line

LED lighting offers controllability and energy efficiency

1/21/2015 10:00:00 AM

Multidisciplinary student design teams to focus on healthcare

New program at the University of Michigan to address a number of crucial healthcare issues, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

1/21/2015 8:00:00 AM

Actor, environmentalist Begley to discuss the building and design of his new green, sustainable home featuring Eaton products

1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Goodway Technologies launches ATV sweepstakes

1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Natural Creations luxury vinyl tile with the I-Set installation system

1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Atlas operating room ceiling system from Titus offers greater flexibility

1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Club Car introduces new Precedent Stretch personal transportation vehicle

1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hospitals' fried chicken tradition at odds with health mission

'Fried Chicken Wednesdays' are popular with the community and the hospital's bottom line, but at odds with its healthy philosophy

1/20/2015 3:00:00 PM

Ensuring your emergency messaging system is disaster-ready

Traditional methods of communication can add to the confusion and disorganization

1/20/2015 2:00:00 PM

Controlling infections in waiting rooms

Clinics urged to create safer waiting rooms to help protect against the spread of the influenza virus

1/20/2015 1:00:00 PM

Mock-ups help health system control costs, design hospital

Staffers from Centegra Health System's McHenry and Woodstock campuses have been touring room replicas at the Huntley location for the last few months

1/20/2015 12:00:00 PM

Kansas hospital upgrades emergency department

The $6.2 million expansion and renovation project more than doubled the space of the department

1/20/2015 11:00:00 AM

Shriners hospital honored for reducing energy consumption

Shriners Hospital for Children - Chicago wins the 2014 Energy to Care Award from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering

1/20/2015 10:00:00 AM

Pre-occupancy research can improve design

Pre-occupancy research helps establish design criteria for an inpatient floor build-out, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/20/2015 8:00:00 AM

ThermaSol introduces 24/7 Solution center for homeowners and installers

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton helps power Mt. Washington Observatory through extreme weather conditions

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Magnum Energy Solutions launches innovative wireless solutions at AHR Expo 2015

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Trojan Battery launches Reliant AGM with C-Max Technology - True Deep-Cycle AGM Battery made in the USA

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Guardian now offers health product declaration

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Indiana hospital creates police department

IU Health LaPorte swears in five officers to respond to increased violence

1/19/2015 3:00:00 PM

Upgrading the emergency department for increased volumes

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is driving the need for improved workflow and efficiency, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/19/2015 2:00:00 PM

Clinics filling malls' empty spaces

Urgent-care clinics are becoming desirable tenants for mall owners and are a growing segment of the medical retail industry

1/19/2015 1:00:00 PM

Comparing accreditation programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has authorized five organizations to survey hospitals for their compliance with the Conditions of Participation

1/19/2015 12:00:00 PM

Columbus hospital called among last 'billion-dollar jobs'

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center may be the last of a breed

1/19/2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospital construction projects can increase HAIs

Infections caused by certain types of bacteria are closely tied to construction projects in hospitals

1/19/2015 10:00:00 AM

ES staffing equation impacts hospital bottom line

Staffing is an environmental services department largest expense

1/19/2015 8:00:00 AM

Trane upgrades, expands unit heater product line to offer comprehensive heating solutions for commercial applications

1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Zurn innovates new industry standard with the Zurn EZCarry high performance carrier system

1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Motion Industries announces agreement to acquire Miller Bearings, Inc.

1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Clorox Healthcare discusses proposed AORN/CDC infection prevention recommendation changes for preoperative skin antisepsis

1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

RectorSeal's Mighty Bracket is HVAC industry's first labor-cutting mini-split installation support tool

1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Green House projects are a new model for long-term care

The Green House atmosphere is homelike and the staff considers the residents to be their bosses

1/16/2015 3:00:00 PM

Foodservice tableware can make effective first impression

Long-term care residents consistently rate cleanliness of tableware as important as food quality and taste

1/16/2015 2:00:00 PM

Rethinking designs for the aging

In an article on the Behavioral Healthcare website, blogger suggests designing spaces for symptoms instead of age

1/16/2015 1:00:00 PM

New Joint Commission standards available on website

Standards are posted on its website before they are officially published in the print manual format and online E-dition

1/16/2015 12:00:00 PM

Mississippi hospital storm ready

Rush Hospital in Meridian was awarded the StormReady designation by the National Weather Service

1/16/2015 11:00:00 AM

Behavioral health design comes with its own regulations

Furniture and equipment for behavioral patients are vastly different from what is typically provided in general hospitals

1/16/2015 10:00:00 AM

Construction barrier doors Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about construction barrier doors

1/16/2015 8:00:00 AM

Textron specialized vehicles acquires Douglas Equipment

1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Kohler introduces new air-cooled, three-phase generator for light commercial applications

1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Distech Controls introduces ECLYPSE and ENVYSION

1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Armstrong Fluid Technology's design envelope technology now available for use with single phase power

1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Access Community Health Network receives Certificate of Renewable Energy

1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Infection control a high priority for healthcare facility managers

Among the areas of primary concern to FMs in managing this problem is air pressure and airflow

1/15/2015 3:00:00 PM

Broken water main floods Pontiac hospital

The emergency room at McLaren Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., closed to new patients after an overnight water main break caused flooding

1/15/2015 2:00:00 PM

Patient, doctor suffer electric shocks at Scottish hospital

Medical equipment malfunctions during an examination at the Jubilee Hospital in Huntly

1/15/2015 1:00:00 PM

Ontario hospital FM spent career pursuing efficiency

Retiring facilities manager calls making his hospital more energy efficient - saving $400,000 a year - his greatest achievement.

1/15/2015 12:00:00 PM

Georgia hospice blends palliative healthcare with nature

Willson Hospice House in Albany has patient suites that open onto a patio that looks out onto natural grounds

1/15/2015 11:00:00 AM

New ED design responds to changing demographics

Visits to the emergency department have outpaced population growth

1/15/2015 10:00:00 AM

Maintaining power during an earthquake

Selecting certified power solutions ensures that buildings are equipped with the best materials possible

1/15/2015 9:00:00 AM

New hospital dining space honored for clean, sleek look

UC San Diego Health System's Thornton Hospital was honored by Healthcare Design's remodel/renovation competition, according to an article on the magazine website

1/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

Securitron expands power supply offering with AQE Series of PoE injectors and extractors

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

New research finds AHP disinfectant wipe significantly reduces healthcare associated infection rates

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

DENSO introduces new Windows-based, 1-D and 2-D handheld barcode terminals

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Cushman offers roll-over protection systems for All Hauler utility vehicles

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

New manufacturers' representative group for Kaivac

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Medical equipment budget key to a successful healthcare project

The sophistication of the equipment needed, the accuracy of cost estimates, the needs of stakeholders and the frequency of change orders can all make a difference

1/14/2015 3:00:00 PM

The basics of lightning protection

The need for a lightning protection system is determined by the requirements of NFPA 70 and NFPA 780, a lightning risk assessment and the facility's insurance carrier

1/14/2015 2:00:00 PM

Indiana facility opens new surgery pavilion

St. Vincent Anderson Regional opens state-of-the-art surgery facility

1/14/2015 1:00:00 PM

California hospital plans seismic study

Tehachapi Hospital will undergo tests for seismic safety to allow the facility to remain in use

1/14/2015 12:00:00 PM

New Kaiser hospital features updated technology

New California seismic standards spurred many hospitals to decide whether to replace or retrofit facilities

1/14/2015 11:00:00 AM

The 'Internet of things' can offer solutions or new problems

Healthcare facility professionals will have to keep up with increasing rates of technological change

1/14/2015 10:00:00 AM

New children's psychiatric facility planned in Richmond

New facility will replace 50-year-old hospital

1/14/2015 8:00:00 AM

New energy management motor starter from Greenheck

1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

New aspirating smoke detection sets Gamewell-FCI up to meet challenges

1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

California Behavioral Hospital modernizes IT system with MEDHOST

1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Topping off ceremony of The Presence Center for advance care a state of the art ambulatory center

1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

Xtralis & City of London police innovate to put additional eyes on the street

1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

North Carolina hospital forms police department

Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston is building its own police force to enhance safety

1/13/2015 3:00:00 PM

Healthcare industry using new approaches to design and construct facilities

Integrated Project Delivery and the Design-Assist methods can reduce project costs, shorten schedules and improve overall project quality

1/13/2015 2:00:00 PM

Focusing on resilient design

Designing and building hospitals to withstand disaster

1/13/2015 1:00:00 PM

Acronyms facility managers should know

Computer-aided design (CAD) is full of acronyms that facility managers should know

1/13/2015 12:00:00 PM

Langley hospital project honored

$62 million expansion project was named best project in a public sector building over $15 million

1/13/2015 11:00:00 AM

Indiana University Health to open 12 urgent care centers

New IU Health clinics will be managed through a partnership with Premier Health

1/13/2015 10:00:00 AM

Occupant load calculation Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about occupant load calculation

1/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

How energy efficiency investment creates a ripple effect of multiple benefits for businesses beyond energy savings

1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Milwaukee M12 FUEL 5-3/8'' circular saw is first of its kind

1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Custom Equipment's new Hy-Brid HB-P1027 lift offers greater maneuverability, efficiency

1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Reliance liquid detergent concentrate from Sunburst Chemicals effectively removes stains and soils from today's linens

1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Polaris increases versatility, capability with BRUTUS

1/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Missouri mental hospital designed to be safer

Fulton state hospital project bringing facility in line with modern mental health care philosophies and practices

1/12/2015 3:00:00 PM

New York hospital cafe cited for safety problems

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw was cited by health inspectors for food safety violations

1/12/2015 2:00:00 PM

Georgia medical center plans $18 million renovation

Floyd Medical Center in Rome to upgrade and rearrangement of the coronary care and intensive care units

1/12/2015 1:00:00 PM

Queensland public hospital construction progresses

Australia's Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital project completes facilities management center, starts parking structure

1/12/2015 12:00:00 PM

$228 million California facility completed five months early

Four-story, 200,000-square-foot St. Jude Tower in Fullerton has 120 beds and 14 operating rooms

1/12/2015 11:00:00 AM

Columbus children's hospital plans expansion

Nationwide Children's Hospital to add two new facilities near its downtown campus

1/12/2015 10:00:00 AM

Lighting can improve patient experience

Aesthetic lighting can also positively impact staff attitudes

1/12/2015 9:00:00 AM

Canadian addiction center reflects Catholic tradition

Interior spaces anchor the secular and religious life within Ontario's Southdown Institute, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/12/2015 8:00:00 AM

Barix IP control solutions enhance Village Worker building management systems

1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Commercial real estate turns in healthy performance in 2014

1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Eaton's new Low-Peak upgrade program for circuit protection enhances safety and reliability while reducing customer fuse inventory

1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Green Seal launches new client services program as industry marketing leader joins staff

1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Dri-Eaz sets new quality standard with Dragon 3600 mobile furnace

1/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Military jet transformed into a flying hospital

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III turned into a flying triage unit so doctors can stabilize, monitor and give soldiers high-level care

1/9/2015 3:00:00 PM

New Mexico court says 'Wet Floor' sign is a safety device

The court said the term 'safety device' must be given a broad interpretation

1/9/2015 2:00:00 PM

Rethinking healthcare design to proactively improve care

New design discussions are focusing on 'regenerative space' and 'salutogenic design' to describe environments that promote health, according to a blog on the Healthcare Design website

1/9/2015 1:00:00 PM

Ebola offers lessons for facilities

Hand-washing, personal protective equipment and pristine techniques central to infection control

1/9/2015 12:00:00 PM

Report: NHS hospitals call police 175 times a day

Incidents up from previous year with alcohol cited as main cause

1/9/2015 11:00:00 AM

Carpenters training for infection control

Contractors face more pressure to get the work done on time and without contaminating hospital operations

1/9/2015 10:00:00 AM

Mobile options for emergency communication

Many healthcare facilities don't take advantage of mobile solutions for emergency management

1/9/2015 8:00:00 AM

Atlas Copco featured 1-megawatt QAC 1200 generator at POWER-GEN International

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Marina Salud Hospital - First global recipient of HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Perfect sweeper for most floor types

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station uses lighting control to combat high energy costs

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Harvard Bioscience acquires all operations of HEKA Electronik

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Texas Children's Hospital plans Ebola treatment center

New eight-bed special isolation unit will cost approximately $16 million

1/8/2015 3:00:00 PM


Healthcare facilities 2015 and beyond

Real estate and facilities services will see changes in products, delivery models and relationships

1/8/2015 3:00:00 PM

Indiana senior facility honored for design

Wellbrooke of Westfield recognized for 'urban lodge' aesthetic and design

1/8/2015 1:00:00 PM

Supply chain technology can save time, money

New software and devices can help to keep track of hospital supplies

1/8/2015 12:00:00 PM

Nova Scotia hospital receives province's first LEED certification

Colchester East Hants Health Centre achieving top standards in the areas of water efficiency, recycling, composting and in the use of local materials

1/8/2015 11:00:00 AM

Humidity in sterile storage rooms Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about humidity in sterile storage rooms

1/8/2015 9:00:00 AM

Designing a contingency plan for Ebola

Facility design can support staff best practices when preparing for another possible infectious disease outbreak, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/8/2015 8:00:00 AM

Brady introduces three new Lockout products

1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Graybar awarded U.S. Communities Telecommunications/Security Supplies and Accessories contract

1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Kidde Fire Systems announces new clean agent fire suppression system with enhanced performance

1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Milwaukee introduces compact vacuum with power to clean anywhere

1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

First KeyBlock arrives at Keystone NAP advanced data center site

1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Canadian scientists find key to trapping bedbugs

Pheromones that lure the bed bugs into traps and keep them there are discovered

1/7/2015 3:00:00 PM

Boston Hospitals cut energy use by 6 percent, despite continued facility growth

Energy conservation and efficiency investments have cut sector energy use by 6 percent in two years, eliminating the annual green house gas emissions of 7,486 passenger vehicles

1/7/2015 2:00:00 PM

Hospital focuses on 'food as medicine'

St. Joseph's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., maintains farms on hospital grounds

1/7/2015 1:00:00 PM

University of Chicago proposes $36 million emergency room upgrade

Plan would relocate emergency room for adults, in part because thousands of patients leave without being treated because of long waits

1/7/2015 12:00:00 PM

Indiana children's hospital built with IPD methodology

The project team for the Riley Hospital for Children addition signed an integrated project delivery contract that focused on measurable factors, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/7/2015 11:00:00 AM

Hospitals adding technology to cleaning routines

Environmental services departments are adding technology to help fight infections, measure cleaning thoroughness

1/7/2015 10:00:00 AM

Planning for disaster and power recovery

It is important to have integrated hospital contingency plans addressing power and HVAC

1/7/2015 8:00:00 AM

Milwaukee introduces the most durable hole saw

1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Leak detection kit ideal for medium to large AC&R Systems

1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Myriad Genetics to present at the 2015 J.P. Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference

1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Osram Sylvania releases next generation of Encelium Polaris 3D software

1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Farpointe's MAXSecure provides increased security to card-based access control systems

1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Hampshire hospitals react to fatal shooting at area facility

Hospitals say public safety measures are top priority after an apparent murder-suicide in the critical care unit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

1/6/2015 3:00:00 PM

Four Kansas facilities recognized for new food and beverage policies

Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation recognizes facilities for providing healthier food options

1/6/2015 2:00:00 PM

Ontario hospital receives funding for equipment improvements

Funds will help enhance services in long-term rehabilitation and complex continuing care

1/6/2015 1:00:00 PM

Integrating NICUs into hospitals

Blog on the Healthcare Design website looks at researching and benchmarking the integration of neonatal intensive care units into hospitals

1/6/2015 12:00:00 PM

Building information modeling can benefit space management

Automation and data can increase efficiency in healthcare facilities

1/6/2015 11:00:00 AM

Floor care issues explained

Proper training an equipment can minimize potential problems

1/6/2015 10:00:00 AM

Medicare cuts payments to 721 hospitals for hospital-acquired conditions

The HAC Program is aimed at reducing preventable harm to patients by penalizing the 25 percent of hospitals with the highest rates

1/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

Planning guide for accessible restrooms

1/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

CertainTeed redefines fiberglass ceilings with Ecophon Advantage

1/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

OSHA, Laser Institute of America renew alliance to protect workers from laser hazards

1/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mansfield Center for Performing Arts commands an audience with Tubelite's distinctive products

1/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Farm-to-bed cooking gaining ground

More hospitals maintaining own farms to feed patients

1/5/2015 3:00:00 PM

Health system preparing for climate change

ThedaCare partners with the federal government to better weather the impacts of climate change

1/5/2015 2:00:00 PM

New technologies aid hospital design and construction

Tablet, cloud computing boost communication, efficiency

1/5/2015 1:00:00 PM

Lighting changes transform cancer center

Ambient lighting controls and natural daylight brighten a Florida cancer center, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/5/2015 12:00:00 PM

South Brisbane hospital fixing glitches after complaints

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital working on access to food adequate transportation

1/5/2015 11:00:00 AM

Issues delay North Carolina hospital

Broughton Hospital in Morganton moves completion date to 2016

1/5/2015 10:30:00 AM

Bilco introduces safety yellow color for LadderUP safety post

1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Copper bedrails may fight hospital infections

A study of the effects of copper-alloy surfaces in U.S. hospitals shows promising results

1/2/2015 3:00:00 PM

Group works on Ebola building standard in Africa

Standard designed for the construction of healthcare facility compounds rather than wards or discrete buildings

1/2/2015 2:00:00 PM

Technology boosting building efficiency

BIM, other technologies improving building performance

1/2/2015 12:00:00 PM

U.K. hospital commissions new energy center

Cheltenham General Hospital project is expected to cut carbon emissions by a third with a new combined heat and power system

1/2/2015 11:00:00 AM

Senior care facility upgraded to improve living experience

Illinois facility looking to recruit new residents while retaining current clients

1/2/2015 9:00:00 AM

Stairwell storage Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about stairwell storage

1/2/2015 8:00:00 AM

Zurn broadens connection options to its products with launch of Zurn Wilkins Z-Bite and Z-Press solderless connections

1/2/2015 12:00:00 AM


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